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Welcome to the Chair of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing

Welcome to the homepage of the Chair of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing at the ETH Zurich.

The Chair is headed by Prof. Dr. Irena Hajnsek and performs research and teaching in the fields of: Radar Remote Sensing (SAR), Electromagnetic Modelling, and Bio-/geophysical Inversion Methods. Read more



European Patent and new radar reflectors

Cornelius Senn, a measurement engineer in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG), and his post-doctoral colleague Silvan Leinss have developed a new reflector for radar measurements. The underlying mechanism, however, has many possible applications and could revolutionise furniture construction, for example. Read more 


SEP-NGP-Prize for Young Researchers awarded to Ms. Célia Lucas at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2016

Ms. Célia Lucas from the Earth Observation & Remote Sensing group at IFU has been awarded with the SEP-NGP-Prize for Young Researchers for the 'best oral presentation' at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2016. Read more 


Twin glacier collapse in Tibet

Giant ice avalanches caused by catastrophic glacier failures are rare events. The collapse of two neighbouring glaciers within two months – as just witnessed in Tibet – was never seen before. The timely analysis of satellite images enabled scientists to issue a warning prior to the second collapse. Read more 


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